Hi! My name is Augusto Sperb Machado. I am currently a Graduate Assistant in Political Theory and History of Political Ideas at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) in Switzerland. Previously, as an Eiffel Excellence Scholar, I obtained a Master's research degree in Politics at the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) in Paris. I also hold a Bachelor of Laws and a Master's degree in Philosophy, both at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Porto Alegre, Brazil, where I was born and raised.
My research interests revolve around analytical jurisprudence, normative political philosophy, and the history of contemporary political ideas. I am specially captivated by questions about the moral value of legal and political institutions. Right now, I am preparing a Ph.D. research proposal on luck egalitarianism, and many of my past works focused on the moral foundations of the rule of law.
You can always reach me by e-mail at email@example.com.
Master's degree in Politics at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, France — 2020.
Master's thesis: Egalitarianism between Institutions and Ethoses: A Study on the Site of Social Justice in John Rawls and Gerald Cohen [written in French]
Master's degree in Philosophy at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil — 2020.
Master's thesis: Rule of Law and Freedom as Non-domination: Sketch of a Neo-republican Conception of Legality [written in Portuguese]
Bachelor of Laws at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil — 2017.
Undergraduate thesis: From the Germ of Justice Thesis to the Rule-of-Law Ideal: A Study on the Value of Proceeding by Rule in H. L. A. Hart’s work [written in Portuguese]